The Defenders track team (from the book Ghost) is back with the story of Patina “Patty” Jones. Patty is used to taking care of things herself - her little sister, her ailing mother, and winning her races. But faced with a new family situation, a new school, and a new coach who makes her run the 4x800 relay, Patty will have to learn how to work as part of a team.
Erica “Chia” Montenegro is like any other middle schooler heading into the summer before 8th grade. She has great friends, sibling stresses, and of course, crushes. But when her mother is diagnosed with breast cancer, Chia has to figure out how to balance new worries and responsibilities at home and in her heart.